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p5.js createElement() Function

  • Last Updated : 25 Aug, 2021

The createElement() function is used to create a element in the DOM (Document Object Model). The .position() function is used to set the position of the element.

Note: This function requires the p5.dom library. So add the following line in the head section of the index.html file.

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createElement( tag, [content] )

Parameters: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:

  • tag: This parameter holds the tag for the new element.
  • content: This parameter holds the html content to be inserted into the element

Return Value: It returns a pointer element holding the created node object.

Example: This example uses createElement() function to create the element.


function setup() {
  // create canavas
  createCanvas(400, 400);
function draw() {
  // set background color
  background(150, 255, 134);
  // create the element
  create_element = createElement('h1', ["GeeksForGeeks!"]);
  // position the element
  create_element.position(50, 100);



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